Speech and Language Pathologist (2 positions)
Yukon First Nations Education Directorate YFNED

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Posted: October 7, 2020

Closes: Until Filled





Job #1015

Position Title: Speech and Language Pathologist (2 positions)
Competition #00009
Closing Date: Until Filled

Preference will be given to people of Yukon First Nation ancestry.

The Yukon First Nation Education Directorate is a new organization created by the Chiefs Committee on Education to undertake research and policy development and promote capacity development with respect to the development of the Yukon First Nations Education system. YFNED intends to advance First Nation Education by providing high-quality education to students consistent with First Nations cultural values, principles and perspectives.

The Role: The Speech and Language Pathologist provides a full range of speech and language services to First Nation children and youth who present communication difficulties. The position provides a broad range of services which encompasses assessment, diagnostic, intervention, treatment, and referral services to help individuals with communication difficulties in language, speech, voice, fluency and swallowing.

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

· Master's degree in Speech Pathology from a recognized university program.
· Experience providing speech and language service delivery for children and youth
· Current or eligible to register with the Canadian Association of Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA)

Desired Knowledge, Skills and abilities:

· Knowledge of current accepted standards of rehabilitation practice with a broad base of skills and clinical experience.
· Knowledge of best practices in First Nation learning and deep understanding of First Nation history, culture, language and families.
· Effective interpersonal skills to foster collaboration and cooperation and the ability to build and maintain effective partnerships and work as an integral member of various teams.
· Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing, with students and their parents/guardians, professionals, co-workers/colleagues, Elders, agencies and organizations.
· Ability to build and maintain trust and cooperation, and handle sensitive and complex situations with sound judgment, tact and discretion.
· Demonstrated ability to problem solve to determine course of action and appropriate solutions.
· Cross cultural awareness, sensitivity and understanding.
· Strong computer skills and proficient in the use of computer programs/applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
· The ability to work in a First Nation Language(s) is an asset.

Job Requirements:

· Acceptable RCMP security clearance with vulnerable sector search
· Class 5 driver's license
· Regular travel within Yukon, by car or air, and
· Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends, as required

Salary: Competitive salaries & benefits
Duration: Full-time term (to March 31, 2022 with possible extension)

For those individuals who wish to apply, please reference the above competition number and submit a cover letter and resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications and experience, with two (2) work related references to:

Yukon First Nations Education Directorate, Human Resources
Email: hr@yfned.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Temporary assignments may be considered. Please ensure you have your supervisor's approval to apply.

For more information, we encourage people to visit our website at www.yfned.ca


Positions open: 2
Hours per Week: Full-Time
Wage: Competitive salaries & benefits

Full Time Term

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Apply to: Human Resources